Requirements for the Event Espresso plugin for WordPress. Our ticketing software performs very well under a Linux web server running Apache or Nginx.

Event Espresso 3 Event Espresso 4
PHP 5.3+ 5.6+
MySQL 5.0+ 5.0+
WordPress 3.9.1+ 4.5+


Event Espresso 4 supports PHP 7!

Required Modules and Server Configurations:

  • The mod_rewrite module for Apache servers (if using pretty permalinks)
  • An SSL certificate (if using an on-site payment method)
  • PHP cURL module (most payment methods require this)
  • fsockopen support (some payment methods require this)

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  • GoDaddy hosting
  • Yahoo hosting
  • Crazy Domains hosting
  • Web Mazda hosting
  • Windows based hosting

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Not sure if your WordPress site will run Event Espresso?

We have a plugin that will help your test your site to see to if it is compatible with Event Espresso.

1) Login to your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin) and go to Plugins –> Add New.

2) In the search field, type in Event Espresso Requirements Check.

3) Then look for it in the Search Results and click on Install Now.

4) Then click on Activate.

Windows-based servers are not supported.
We recommend using an Apache or NGINX server or using a recommended web host.

Event Espresso (as well as several other plugins) will not function properly when used on the following hosting providers: GoDaddy, Yahoo, Crazy Domains (Australia).

Note: Please be careful when using products sold from ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. We do not guarantee compatibility with third-party themes and plugins.

What if I don’t have (or don’t want) a WordPress website?

If you want to organize your event fast without the hassle of managing a server, plugins and security then build your event website on our event cloud Event Smart – free online event registration and ticketing management.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!